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  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the Transportation Department...

  • Japan data signal slow recovery despite lower energy costs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending. Weak retail sales and a cooling of already slow inflation underscored the...

  • 'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix's expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video...

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic. The new rules...

  • Tech stocks soaring again, but with stronger wings this time

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whenever you hear, "this time is different," the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And...

  • Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes patent lawsuit

    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A Texas jury ordered Apple to pay $533 million for improperly using another company's patented technology in iTunes. The technology is owned by Smartflash, a Texas-based company that licenses seven data storage patents owned by CEO Patrick Racz, who is also the company's only employee.

  • The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer? Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its...

  • Sling TV fills the sports need for this Oklahoma City-area cord-cutter

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Sling works via an app, and is accessible through a PC or Mac, or a handful of other devices like a Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.

  • Motorcyclists visit Oklahoma Capitol, push texting ban

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Motorcycle riders from across Oklahoma are descending on the Capitol and lending their support to a ban on texting while driving and other bills. A group called A Brotherhood Aiming Toward Education, or ABATE, visited the Capitol on Tuesday and urged its members to talk to their individual...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurs: i2E's boot camp helps startups get going

    Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Scott Meacham: Often the primary cause of a startup’s demise isn’t from a shortage of funding; it’s from lack of customers and uncertainty about whether customers want or will pay for the company’s product or service.

  • University of Oklahoma physician Robert Welliver works to develop vaccine for RSV infections

    By Jim Stafford, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Physician Robert Welliver is part of a University of Oklahoma team working to develop a vaccine for RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — the bane of infants and their parents worldwide.

  • Two Mid-Del Technology Center students help Midwest City resident

    By Patti Duran, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Two welding students built a ramp at the home of Vickie Butcher in Midwest City.

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 19, 2015

  • How to handle an employee's offensive social media post

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — When one of Ileaa Swift's employees posted homophobic comments on Facebook, the reaction was quick. "It posted around 1 in the morning. The next morning, when I got up, I had all these calls and emails and hate mail," says Swift, owner of Swift Travel Deals in Little Rock,...

  • Apple Watch projected to sell 20 million

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    USA Today asks: how many smartwatches could Apple sell this year? A new research report Tuesday pegged as many as 20 million in the first year. CCS Insight says this will make the Apple Watch, out in April, " the most successful smartwatch ever. " That's not saying much, as the watches that...

  • Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition On Sale Now

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Where Google failed , Sony hopes to succeed, says PC Magazine. Its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition eyewear is available now for pre-order in the U.K. and Germany. The SED-E1 transparent-lens headset will go on sale in eight more countries—Japan, the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Belgium,...

  • Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along. One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone...

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 18, 2015

  • Apple to revamp its stores

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    USA TODAY reports tech giant Apple is reportedly planning an overhaul of its retail stores. Let's look at the tech stocks to watch Tuesday: Apple. The man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is working on a revamp of Apple's retail presence.According to a profile in The New Yorker, Jony Ive is...

  • Correction: Visa-Travel Tracker story

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a Feb. 13 story about Visa's new anti-fraud software, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one of the privacy experts quoted. The correct name is Jules Polonetsky with the Future of Privacy Forum, not Jules Polenesky. A corrected version of the story is below: To...

  • I stopped checking email for a week, and now I realize I've been using it wrong for years

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    From Steve Kovach on Business Insider:  Why bother checking email if most of it is junk? Last week, I took a full week off for the first time in over a year.  I wanted to completely unplug (like many of you, I'm often pulled into work in some form on weekends and holidays), so I...

  • Tighter online controls in China point to wider Internet clampdown

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that the country's leaders say they want to build. Pin and his team are...

  • AT&T aims to match Google broadband in Kansas City

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — AT&T is planning a new faster broadband service in parts of the Kansas City metro area that will put it in competition with Google Fiber. AT&T announced Sunday that its new fiber optic packages, called GigaPower, will be available to areas where demand is strongest in...

  • A look at proposed drone rules

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information: DRONE FLIGHTS —Proposed Federal Aviation Administration regulations would permit commercial operation of remote-controlled...